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Majura Parkway opens, southbound, to Fairbairn Avenue

4 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Today Canberra motorists will benefit from another section of Majura Parkway opening with the southbound section of road to Fairbairn Avenue opened this afternoon. “The southbound section of the Majura Parkway opened to traffic between...Show More Summary

Would market price car parking work in Canberra?

4 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Yesterday I was walking through Commonwealth Park and I noticed that the nearby carpark, which was always full before pay parking was introduced, was almost completely empty. There were two cars in the carpark, both paying the daily rate of $12 (I think). This means that the government’s return after spending thousands of dollars on installing [...]

What are your favourite Canberra walking trails?

4 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Canberra is blessed with a multitude of walking trails – some only minutes from the city centre offering spectacular views. I’m a big fan of hiking and I’ve spent many an afternoon after work or weekend morning hiking the trails of the mountains around Canberra. I love being able to enjoy the great outdoors while also [...]

Why travel when you can have a Canberra stay-cation?

4 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

My husband and I date every Wednesday. It’s my hot tip for staying happily married and it is probably the reason why we have so many kids (we have four). Four isn’t an amazing amount of children. I have many friends with four or more, but it is at that “professional breeding” level where strangers look twice [...]

13 things to do in Canberra this weekend (23 and 24 May 2015)

4 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

This weekend’s highlights include a Tintin adventure night, a Raiders home game and a chance to explore the solar system at Mount Stromlo Observatory’s May public night. 1. Lurch & Chief at Transit Bar Melbourne stoner-swirl jam-psych band Lurch & Chief return to Canberra in support of their sophomore EP Breathe, which was written and recorded at [...]

Dickson supermarket development rejected

4 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

The ACT Planning and Land Authority has announced that the controversial Dickson Coles-DOMA development has been officially rejected. The proponent has 28 days to appeal for a review of that decision by the ACT Civil and Administrative Tribunal (ACAT). Dickson Residents Group spokeswoman and urban planning consultant Jane Goffman said: “The plans we saw at the start [...]

Human Rights Arts and Film Festival returns to Canberra

5 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

[ 22 May 2015 to 25 May 2015. ] Seeking to move and actively engage audiences on human rights issues, the Human Rights Arts & Film Festival (HRAFF) will return to Canberra as part of its national tour this year with an impressive line up of film highlights from its festival program. The Festival will open in Canberra on 22 May with Australian documentary I [...]

Corbell calls for more federal funding for ACT’s community legal centres

5 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

A letter from the majority of state and territory attorneys-general has called on the Federal Government to better fund community legal centres. The letter to Commonwealth Attorney-General George Brandis was signed by attorneys-general...Show More Summary

Food fans in for a feast

5 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

[ 23 May 2015 at 10:00 am; ] Foodies are in for a treat as Ainslie Parties at the Shops celebrates local produce, dines on international cuisine, and crowns Canberra’s best baker. Ainslie Shops has long been home to some of Canberra’s finest and most popular pubs and restaurants, and on Saturday 23 May from 10am-4pm, the businesses of Ainslie will join forces for [...]

Local leaders – Sean Davey

5 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

For Canberra freelance photographer Sean Davey, the secret to taking a good photograph doesn’t lie in nailing  technical aspects such as exposure or composition, but rather in developing good relationships. “Photography means constantly dealing with people. Show More Summary

Cheap eats – Dream Cuisine (Fyshwick)

5 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Before one of my best friends moved to Canada (I’m not envious, I promise) we had a regular lunch date called Pie Thursday. On Pie Thursdays we’d buy pies from either Dream Cuisine or Flute Bakery and chocolate brownies from the health food shop at Griffith shops, and wolf them down while fighting off seagulls [...]

How can Civic be rejuvenated?

5 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Urgent action is required by the ACT Government to see Civic regain its position within Canberra as a popular centre, a place with its own character and charm and a precinct that attracts locals and visitors. Having previously outlined the issues behind Civic’s decline (see parts one and two of this series), it is timely [...]

Public housing stigma continues

5 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

I was sorely disappointed to read the front page of The Canberra Times yesterday morning in which the people of Gungahlin were objecting to the presence of salt and peppered public housing in their suburbs. My concern stemmed from a series of experiences and I so wish that they rethink their objections and become a welcoming society [...]

Teen charged with drug trafficking

6 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

ACT Policing has charged a 17-year-old teenager with drug trafficking offences after executing a search warrant at a residence in Higgins today (Tuesday, May 19). Around 7.15am, Criminal Investigations officers from the Crime Targeting Team executed the warrant after a lengthy investigation into the use of the internet to order illicit drugs online. During the execution of [...]

Aubergine makes AFR Top 100 Restaurant list

6 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

A big congratulations to Aubergine in Griffith, the only Canberra restaurant to have made it into The Australian Financial Review’s list of top 100 restaurants for 2015. With 23 Canberra restaurants – including Italian and Sons, Monster Kitchen and Bar, Lilotang and Malamay – making the initial top 500 list, we can’t help but feel there are plenty [...]

Funding boost to tackle ice addiction in the ACT

6 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Drug treatment and support services in the ACT will receive an $800,000 funding boost from the ACT Government to address ice addiction, Minister for Health Simon Corbell has announced today. From the media release: Minister for Health Simon Corbell today announced an $800,000 funding boost that will see drug treatment and support services funding reach record levels [...]

ACT road black spots to be fixed

6 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Road works to fix some of the ACT’s black spots are set to be completed over the coming months. Senator for the ACT Zed Seselja and Minister for Roads and Parking Mick Gentleman announced the upgrades in a media release issued this morning: Safety will be improved across ACT roads with road works starting soon at a [...]

Book launch: Turning Point by Don Aitkin

6 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

[ 27 May 2015 at 6:00 pm; ] Please join us for the launch of Turning Point by Don Aitkin. The book will be launched by Professor Satendra Nandan. In 1977, Angus & Robertson, then the grandfather of Australian publishers, brought out a novel by a young professor at Macquarie University, Don Aitkin, well known as a political scientist, an election-night and political commentator [...]

West Belconnen needs infrastructure before housing expansion

6 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Reading this Sydney Morning Herald article about central Sydney, I wonder what the exact plans are for expanding housing in West Belconnen. It would be good if the ACT government upgraded infrastructure before 11,000 new homes are built in the Macgregor-Holt area. A 50m indoor pool at Kippax, a third supermarket at Kippax (Coles or Costco), an ACT government [...]

Windscreen washers on Northbourne are local legends

6 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Most of the intersections along Northbourne Avenue have a resident windscreen washer. Northbourne’s windscreen washers are all men, and it’s often difficult to tell their ages as their faces are obscured by sunglasses, facial hair and sometimes a baseball cap. These men are at their post almost all day, every day. I’ve often said they’re the hardest working [...]

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